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Book Club Discussion Group: A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
August 5 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Join the NOMA Book Club! Each month Book Club reads art-related fiction and non-fiction, and engages in discussion groups, curatorial programs and field trips correlating with each book.
Most Book Club programs start promptly at noon, but please come at 11:30 if you wish to bring a sack lunch and meet with friends. NOMA provides water and soft drinks. Please RSVP for the meetings you wish to attend.
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Wednesday, August 5 – Book Discussion Group.
A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable
April Vogt, a Sotheby’s expert on continental furniture, is sent to Paris to assess the furnishings in a decrepit apartment that hasn’t been unlocked in decades. The assignment comes just in time as April’s husband confesses to a one-night stand. April finds the apartment is filled floor to ceiling with priceless furniture pieces and works of art once owned by a Parisian demimondaine, Marthe de Florian. One particular portrait, painted by the Master of Swish, Giovanni Boldini, captures April’s attention. She yearns to know more about the woman in the painting and stumbles upon journals in the apartment. Aided by an irresistibly handsome French lawyer for the estate, April pores through journal entries discovering this forgotten woman lived a life among the world’s most renowned writers and artists. April connects with Marthe’s struggles, while working through her own life problems. (Library Journal review available on barnesandnoble.com)